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{{FHCpage|location=California}}The Los Altos Family History Center serves the communities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, and parts of Sunnyvale and Palo Alto.  The Center maintains several computers and film readers, and can have a ScanPro 2000 film digitizer unit available upon request.  Our book collection contains many records from New England States. 
  
''The Los Altos Family History Center is located at the Los Altos Stake Center and serves the communities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, and parts of Sunnyvale and Palo Alto.  The Center maintains several computers and film readers, and can have a ScanPro 2000 film digitizer unit available upon request.  Our book collection contains many records from New England States. ''  
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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
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'''Location Map:'''  
  
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1300+Grant+Rd,+Los+Altos,+CA&hl=en&ll=37.357639,-122.077825&spn=0.013218,0.02281&sll=37.359029,-122.077836&sspn=0.006643,0.011405&vpsrc=6&hnear=1300+Grant+Rd+Los+Altos,+California+94024&t=m&z=16 Location Map]
  
'''Location & Map:'''  
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'''Address:'''  
  
#''1300 Grant Road, Los Altos, CA ''
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*1300 Grant Road, Los Altos,CA 94024 United States(Corner of Grant Rd and Portland Ave.)
  
''(Link to map using ''[http://maps.google.com Google]'' or other map sites)''
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*Language:English
  
'''Phone:''' 650-968-1019
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'''Phone:'''  
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:rrands@earthlink.net rrands@earthlink.net]<br>
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*'''1-650-968-1019'''
  
'''Open Hours:''' Tues - Thurs, 7&nbsp;PM to 9 PM and Sunday, 3 PM - 5 PM&nbsp; and by appointment.
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'''E-mail:'''  
  
'''Holiday Schedule:'''&nbsp; The Center will be closed for
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*CA_LosAltos@ldsmail.net
  
Thanksgiving, 24 Nov 2011,
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'''Open Hours:'''
  
Christmas, Sun. 25 Dec 2011
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*'''Tuesday:'''7:00pm-9:00pm
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*'''Wednesday:'''7:00pm-9:00pm
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*'''Thursday:'''7:00pm-9:00pm
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*'''Sunday:'''3:00pm-5:00pm
  
New Years Day, Sun. 1 Jan 2012
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*'''To make an appointment for other times, please contact the Stake Temple and Family History Consultant - Center in advance at (1-650-968-1019.)'''
  
Easter, 8 Apr 2012
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'''Holiday Schedule:'''
  
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'''Closed for:''' '''Thanksgiving Day:''' '''Christmas:''' '''New Year's Eve:''' '''New Year's Day:''' '''Easter Sunday: Mothers Day & Fathers Day'''
  
 
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=== Calendar and Events  ===
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==== Calendar and Events  ====
  
 
==== Upcoming Events  ====
 
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==== Class Schedule  ====
 
==== Class Schedule  ====
  
==== Staff Training Meetings&nbsp; Staff training sessions occur every second Sunday from 4:30PM to 5:30PM in the meeting room across from the center ====
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==== Staff Training Meetings ====
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*Staff training sessions occur every second Sunday from 4:30PM to 5:30PM in the meeting room across from the center.
  
 
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=== Center Resources ===
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=== Collections ===
  
==== Collections ====
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==== Catalog ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] Micofilm and fiche found in the Family History Library Catalog may be ordered online at www.familysearch.org/films and designated to be delivered to the Los Altos Family History Center. Once delivered they may be viewed on the equipment at the center free of charge during normal open hours..
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Our catalog has been migrated to its new home at&nbsp;'''[https://familysearch.org familysearch.org]&gt;Search&gt;Catalog'''<br> Under “Search these Family History Centers” select '''Los Altos California Family History Center'''<br><br> The new catalog will allow patrons to:<br>
  
*A catalog of all of the books, periodicals, CD's and extended loan microfilms and microfiche held by the&nbsp;Los Altos Family History Center is available online
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*Search by Places, Surnames, Titles, Authors, Subjects or Keywords<br>
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*Broaden a search to other local family history centers, the Oakland FamilySearch Library or to the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City<br>
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*Have a direct link to the growing collection of online resources at FamilySearch.org and elsewhere<br>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://74.93.6.90/athcgi/athweb.pl?loc=LOS%20ALTOS Los Altos Family History Center Catalog search page]<br>
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<br>'''Link to the new FamilySearch Catalog''':[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search Link]<br> '''Link to an Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog''':[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_the_FamilySearch_Catalog Link]<br>  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://74.93.6.90/athcgi/athweb.pl Bay Area Family History Centers Catalog Search Page]<br>
 
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''NOTE ''': When using the link to the Bay Area Family History Centers Catalog you&nbsp;are&nbsp;searching the catalogs of 15 family history centers. When you find a resource of interest, be sure to click on the "'''Show Copies'''" tab to see which location has the book, film. microfiche or CD you are interested in.  
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Note - Micofilm and fiche found in the FamilySearch Catalog (and not already in the Los Altos Family History Center) may be ordered online at [https://familysearch.org/films Link] and designated to be delivered to the Los Altos Family History Center. Once delivered they may be viewed on the equipment at the center free of charge during normal open hours..
  
<br>Databases and Software  
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==== Databases and Software ====
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. ''(Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)''
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:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions, including Ancestry.com.
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
*''Three computers, three film readers, one microfiche reader and one ScanPro 2000 digitizer (upon request)''
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*Three computers  
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*Three film readers  
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*One microfiche reader  
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
  
 
The Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group meets every second Saturday (except Dec) at the same location as the Santa Clara Family History Center and offers a variety of classes and computer training sessions for all levels of research and skills.  
 
The Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group meets every second Saturday (except Dec) at the same location as the Santa Clara Family History Center and offers a variety of classes and computer training sessions for all levels of research and skills.  
  
The Santa Clara City Library on Homstead Rd. maintains a large collection of genealogical materials on the second floor.  
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The Santa Clara City Library on Homestead Rd. maintains a large collection of genealogical materials on the second floor.  
 
 
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=== Links  ===
 
=== Links  ===
  
''(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)''  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/734 '''FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!''']: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
''(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)''
 

Latest revision as of 11:40, 4 January 2018

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Los Altos Family History Center serves the communities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, and parts of Sunnyvale and Palo Alto.  The Center maintains several computers and film readers, and can have a ScanPro 2000 film digitizer unit available upon request.  Our book collection contains many records from New England States. 

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 1300 Grant Road, Los Altos,CA 94024 United States(Corner of Grant Rd and Portland Ave.)
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-650-968-1019

E-mail:

  • CA_LosAltos@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sunday:3:00pm-5:00pm
  • To make an appointment for other times, please contact the Stake Temple and Family History Consultant - Center in advance at (1-650-968-1019.)

Holiday Schedule:

Closed for: Thanksgiving Day: Christmas: New Year's Eve: New Year's Day: Easter Sunday: Mothers Day & Fathers Day


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

  • Staff training sessions occur every second Sunday from 4:30PM to 5:30PM in the meeting room across from the center.

Collections

Catalog

Our catalog has been migrated to its new home at familysearch.org>Search>Catalog
Under “Search these Family History Centers” select Los Altos California Family History Center

The new catalog will allow patrons to:

  • Search by Places, Surnames, Titles, Authors, Subjects or Keywords
  • Broaden a search to other local family history centers, the Oakland FamilySearch Library or to the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
  • Have a direct link to the growing collection of online resources at FamilySearch.org and elsewhere


Link to the new FamilySearch Catalog:Link
Link to an Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog:Link


Note - Micofilm and fiche found in the FamilySearch Catalog (and not already in the Los Altos Family History Center) may be ordered online at Link and designated to be delivered to the Los Altos Family History Center. Once delivered they may be viewed on the equipment at the center free of charge during normal open hours..

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions, including Ancestry.com.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Three computers
  • Three film readers
  • One microfiche reader

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

The staff has advanced training in English research and New England research


Resources in the Local Area

The Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group meets every second Saturday (except Dec) at the same location as the Santa Clara Family History Center and offers a variety of classes and computer training sessions for all levels of research and skills.

The Santa Clara City Library on Homestead Rd. maintains a large collection of genealogical materials on the second floor.


Links

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

OGR's by location2.png


Volunteer at the Center